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Applications open for ITV’s Text Santa 2014

27 Feb 2014 - 14:44 by michelle.foster

Do you want to raise awareness of the great work your charity does to help others? Text Santa aims to help someone near you and raises funds every year to do just that.

As well as raising money, the aim is to maximise brand awareness for all of the charities involved. Text Santa provided the charities with 6 hours of airtime through ITV’s existing programming formats and regional news!

In order to be able to apply for the opportunity to become a Text Santa beneficiary your charity must comply with the following criteria:

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Welfare reform research will inform future changes

21 Feb 2014 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

NCVO is to undertake a major research project into the effects of recent welfare reforms on charities and their beneficiaries.

The year-long project will consider the effectiveness of recent welfare reforms and identify the impacts they have had. The review will take evidence from charities and is intended to inform thinking on any future changes to welfare policy.

The project launched with a call for evidence from charities on the impact reforms have had on their beneficiaries and the ways in which charities have changed the support they provide to beneficiaries.

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United UtilitiesTrust Fund – Money advice grants

21 Feb 2014 - 11:09 by michelle.foster

Organisations involved in the provision of money advice and financial literacy projects are invited to apply for funding from the United Utilities Trust Fund.

Revenue Project Funding
Funding is available up to £62,500 over 2 years for projects that will advise and support people who need help:
• coping with the implications of Welfare Reform on their personal and household budgets when unable to access help elsewhere
• accessing online welfare benefit entitlements and other web-based facilities to encourage sustainable financial well-being

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Better Care Fund

20 Feb 2014 - 13:08 by Nigel Rose

The Better Care Fund by the government was announced in June 2013. It is a funding mechamism, covering the period 2014/15 and 2015/16 intended to incentivise integration of health and social services and more specifically to reduce hospital admissions. North, Central and South Cliinical Commissioning Groups, together with Manchester City Council will decide shortly how their slice of national funding will be spent, as projects need to be put in place rapidly.

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Volunteer as an ESOL teacher with Talk English and help people learn English

20 Feb 2014 - 11:15 by michelle.foster

Talk English is a new project which aims to help people with little or no English learn English and get more involved in the wider community.

They are looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers who want to make a real difference to people’s lives and teach English. As a volunteer ESOL teacher with Talk English, you will help people to improve their English skills by co-teaching a Talk English ESOL course alongside another volunteer in a community setting. Talk English Courses run once a week for up to 36 weeks.

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Food Futures - Growing Manchester Programme 2014

17 Feb 2014 - 14:04 by michelle.foster

Need support to help you and your organisation grow your own healthy, fresh and sustainable food?

Thinking of starting a community food growing project but don't know where to start?

The 'Growing Manchester' programme could be just what you are looking for to help you and your organisation get started or take your project to the next level.

The Food Futures 'Growing Manchester' programme supports new and existing community food growing projects to ensure that local people with an enthusiasm to grow can access the training and support their project needs to succeed.

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Charityworks Graduate Programme

17 Feb 2014 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Charityworks is a 12 month graduate scheme designed to find and grow the future leaders of non-profit organisations.

The Charityworks Graduate Scheme is a professional development programme run by a partnership of charities and housing associations, and is carefully designed to find and grow the future leaders of nonprofit organisations in a cost-effective way.

Fundamentally open and collaborative, at its most basic the programme allows any organisation regardless of size the opportunity to run their own graduate programme.

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Manchester Mental Health Recovery Network (Peer Support)

14 Feb 2014 - 14:55 by john.butler

This, the third meeting of the Recovery Network focused on developing peer support networks and services. 40 people attended including: people who use mental health services; informal carers/family members; people who work in voluntary and statutory sector mental health services and; people with responsibility for commissioning mental health services.

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